Category Archives: Development

A .Net 4.0 tidbit to whet your excitement!

This is just a very tiny item to stoke the coals of your excitement about the .Net 4.0!   I know this will seem pretty simple but dealing with COM objects or DOM or other externally bound type structures can … Continue reading

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PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008

I found a handy set of tools for VS 2008 IDE.   One of my favorites is the "Collapse Projects"!  Why this isn’t already in the IDE, I have no idea.  But here is the link and a list of commands: … Continue reading

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Visual Studio SP1 IDE Crashes

I have not been immune to the tortuous IDE crashes in Visual Studio SP1.  Thankfully, enough screams have been raised that a fix is available.  Somehow I missed this back in May.  Hopefully, the rest of you won’t miss it … Continue reading

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Quirks working with Workflow Designer

When working with Windows Workflow Foundation projects, it’s easy to get into the routine of working with your activities in the designer.  This is all great and wonderful until the complexity increases.  For example, if you have activities that are … Continue reading

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Great things coming to Windows Workflow 4.0!!!

What’s new in .NET Framework 4.0   ·         Next versions of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) will provide better support for Web 2.0 technologies like REST, POX, ATOM. ·         Performance and Scalability of WCF and WF … Continue reading

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Microsoft Web Platform & Web Application Installers!

Now here’s something to check out!  Microsoft has released v1.0 of it’s Microsoft Web Platform Installer to make it easy to get set up to start doing web development.  It installs IIS, VS Web Developer 2008 Express, SQL Server 2008 … Continue reading

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Office developer with VS 2010

We have some exciting and dramatic improvements coming for developing Office based solutions.  As we all know, developing Office based solutions has been a bit confusing not to mention problematic (can we all say COM+ and PIA???).  Well, I’m very … Continue reading

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Another note about removing VS2008 Beta

Just one more note about removing/recovering from VS2008 Beta.  if you had installed the VSTS Explorer while you had the beta installed, you may have to uninstall everything to do with VS and rebooting before you can recover.  One of … Continue reading

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Hug a developer…

  Ok, you people know I don’t normally do this, but ANYONE who’s been doing development for any real length of time knows this video is spot on.   Happy Coding.  

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VS2008 Beta SP1 removal

  Many of us jumped on the VS2k8 beta just as soon as we could.  And the outcome is that we have another great release of VS.  The problem is that on some machines, getting that beta off can be, … Continue reading

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